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New Weapon in the War on Cancer Teaches How Mindset Enhances Quality of Life

Joy Huber | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Joy Huber

As exciting new medical therapies in cancer treatment continue to emerge, I feel (after personal experience) these medical therapies are only part of ...

My Hope for Cancer

Denise Tam | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

I hope the races we run for cancer aren't just yearly events we participate in. I hope the stories of triumph and defeat do not only receive a response of joy and tears but perhaps action and a change of mindset. I hope we don't become desensitized to cancer.

'Black Women, We Die Of This Disease When We Don't Have To'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The threat of breast cancer is an indiscriminate one. Women --and some men -- of all colors shapes and sizes face the deadly disease everyday. But...

Mom 'Hops' Into Easter Bunny Costume to Bring Laughter to Daughter Facing Stage Four Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Good News
Joy Huber

There's no greater love than what a parent feels for their child. When that involves a young adult being diagnosed with cancer -- stage four -- in her 30s, mom will do anything it takes to bring a smile to their face, even if it means embarrassing herself!

Another Awareness Week?

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

It does seem as if there are a lot of "awareness days/weeks/months" on the books. Every possible disease and issue seems to have one. Some of them are entertaining, some silly and redundant. Others can be game changers. National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week is in the game-changer category.

10 Stunning Underwater Portraits of Cancer Survivors

Mailet Lopez | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

As I was immersed in a few feet of water, holding my breath with my eyes closed, I became entrenched in living in the moment -- the distractions which usually plague my mind were no longer present.

Medicine: Finding Meaning Outside the Classroom

Ambar Mehta | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ambar Mehta

Lost in all the memorization and constant studying, our real purpose for joining the medical field was obscured. Medicine does not mean endless poring over a textbook. Rather, our career choice is driven by the desire to connect with patients.

Cancer Is a Drag

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Cancer has affected both of us, so anytime Vivian and I are presented with an opportunity to battle cancer, we jump at it. On Nov. 7, one of those opportunities will be unveiled in Columbus, Ohio, at Spinelli's Deli: a photo exhibit entitled "Survivors, Fighters, and Supporters."

The Young Adult Cancer Social Network: Why Support Networks Matter

Miki Moskowitz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Miki Moskowitz

Young people are social beings, but for the more than half a million young adult cancer survivors in America, finding support and guidance through existing social networks can be a tall task.

5 Resources You Really Need When Kids Are Impacted by Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

The back-to-school transition is easy in comparison to the transition a kid must make when diagnosed with or impacted by a loved one's cancer.

How Cancer Impacts Your Body and Self Image

Joy Huber | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

If this doesn't sound too crazy, my cancer experience probably improved my self-image. How you ask? Because I realized that self-image is about who you are as a person, not wholly how you look.

Learning How To Die

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI do not know in which group I will find myself at the end. Will I cling or will I go accepting what is ahead?

Shocking Reason Hairstylist Had To Quit Her Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business

It's hard enough watching someone you love battle cancer. But imagine having to choose between your job and showing your support. That's what hairs...

Suck It, Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

June has become the ultimate dichotomy for me. In 2002, on June 8, I had my last of 20 chemotherapy treatments in 11 weeks. I was unbelievably sick, but I had finally reached a finish line of sorts. That was the day when I finally told cancer to "suck it."

10 Ways to Emotionally Fight Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

I've found that no matter what age you are, it will eventually hit you. Whether you're 17 or 77 - facing your own mortality isn't easy. And it's quite the burden to carry on top of the "I feel sick from chemo" or the "I'm terrified my scan will come back showing something's wrong" days.

Talking About Your Cancer Experience

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

I found that being open allows people to really rise to the occasion when they know you're going through a hard time and aren't the superwoman/superman that you usually are. Your ability to be vulnerable and honest allows other people to feel free to be open as well.

The Debate We Need: How to Help People Live After Cancer

Doug Ulman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Ulman

Survivorship as a treatment discipline means going beyond just medical care to equip people to thrive today as well as they can, both during that fight and beyond it. It is treating the whole patient, the abnormal cells spurring tumor growth as well as the day-to-day challenges that accompany them.

This Mother's Day, Meet a Pregnant Mom of Four With Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

This 36-year-old mom of four was pregnant with her fifth child when she received some extremely devastating news. Her courage is truly inspiring, and her faith and appreciation are wonderful!

Valleys: Episode 3 -- 'This Guilty Feeling'

Mike Lang | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Talking about cancer can be difficult. And for many, the thought of sharing their actual feelings about cancer with those they love can feel insurmountable.

Valleys: Episode 6 -- 'The Choice'

Mike Lang | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Getting cancer as a young adult seems so unfair. And holding all these conflicting and difficult emotions inside can cause an emotional cancer that takes almost as great a toll as the physical disease itself.

Valleys: Episode 5 -- 'The Release'

Mike Lang | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Is it possible to transform anger, guilt, loss and grief into acceptance and forgiveness? Can you be peaceful in the face of the relentless life threat of cancer? In Valleys: Episode 5, Amy struggles with this conflict as she tries to find release from tormenting anger and guilt.

Finding the 'Bright Side Effects' of Stage 4 Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

If I could fight something like cancer -- and stage 4 cancer at that -- as a young adult truly just beginning to experience the blessings of my life with joy, I know you can also find the "bright side" of your obstacles and challenges.

A Cancer Story in 22 Pictures

Joy Huber | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

The words "You have cancer" are arguably some of the most devastating you can hear. I have found new cancer patients (and those supporting them) love hearing stories (and seeing pictures!) of how survivors faced cancer.

Some Thoughts on How to Be a Friend to Someone With a Serious Illness

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Some days you need a serious chat. Some days you need a friend to be silly with. Some days you need a friend to go shopping and have a gossip session with and try to put cancer in the back seat for a few hours. There are many ways to be supportive.

The Evolution of Young Adult Cancer Awareness

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

While much progress has been made, there is still far to go in order for newly diagnosed young adult patients to reap the benefits of that progress the instant they hear the words, "You have cancer."